Friday, April 23, 2010

Channa Masala

Friday, April 23, 2010
It was so boring at home today.. I had some chickpeas soaked in water for about 6 i thought i ll make some channa masala and rotis for dinnner... So here are the ingredients required.. 

Soaked Chickpeas - boiled(dnt throw away the water)
While boiling just put in a tea bag.. it gives gud colour to the curry
Onions - one large fine chopped
Tomatos - One medium finely chopped

For guys who are lazy to chop the onions and tommatos (like me ;) you can grind them and get the puree :)

Green Chillies - 4 large ones chopped(u can even add more for spiciness)
Ginger Garlic paste - about 1 tbsp
Masala Powder - made out of cinnamon, cloves and green elaichis - like 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Chilli Powder
Turmeric Powder
Tamarind juice for sourness or aamchur powder (optional)
You can also use store bought Channa Masala Powder - abt 1 tbsp
Cilantro chopped

now coming to the procedure

1. Heat oil in a kadai and add the masala powder
2. Add chopped green chillies
3. Add the onion-tomatao puree if you have grinded(make sure to fry it well till the raw smell goes off)
3. Add chopped onions and fry till golden brown (Tip : add lil bit salt... helps in frying onions a bit quick)
4. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for abt 2 min
5. Add chopped tomatoes and fry well so that u don t see any chunks of tomatos
6. Add red chilli powder, pinch of turmeric channa masala powder and tamarind juice
7. Add the water(look out for the consistency of the gravy) from boiled chickpeas and let boil
8. Add the chickpeas and simmer for few min
9. Add chopped Cilantro and some chopped onions and you are done :)


This one goes well with Pooris( channa masala with a combi of poori is nothing but Chola Bhatura :)) and all kinds of rotis...Or just the curry tastes gud too :)

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